Situated in one the largest and most diverse cities in the nation, the School of Art at University of Houston prepares students for success in research, making, and scholarship. This incredibly rich environment, combined with our commitment to provide a complete and comprehensive education, leads our graduates to extraordinary careers.
At the School of Art, we celebrate the centrality of art and design in culture, and recognize its importance to the vitality of a civil society. We train artists, designers and art historians who will delight, surprise, inform, engage, and move us towards a better understanding of each other and our extended communities. We do this by making a commitment to connect the creativity of art to the practice of citizenship—equipment for living that values diverse human expression, ethics, and social engagement.
Our students thrive academically, intellectually, socially, and civically. We achieve this by presenting them with challenges, and supporting them with the technical, conceptual, analytical and contextual tools to meet those challenges - a foundation for life-long learning.
Our programs are designed to spark curiosity, test theory, and invent, bend, and stretch perspectives, with an eye toward experimentation and innovation. We maintain the intimacy of the atelier structure and one-on-one mentorship from our committed faculty, combined with the vast resources of a Tier 1 research institution at our threshold, accessible for extended scholarship. We provide rigorous training in concentrations from painting to emergent media, but we also offer the ability to hybridize study and work across disciplines. Our programs are flexible, reflecting our commitment to visual arts training, one student at a time.
Stories & Spotlights
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UH Professor Rick Lowe Shares His Vision For Community Engaged Art
UH Associate Professor Awarded Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for Photography
Blaffer Art Museum Presents First Solo Museum Exhibition
UH MFA Candidates Launch G5 Collective to Give Back to the Houston Arts Community
Art History Professor Awarded Prestigious Fellowship for Upcoming Book
Michael Ray Charles' New Art Asks Hard Questions About Race and America
Inspiring Sociocultural Discourse Through Graphic Design
UH Art History Professor Selected for Rare Book School Fellowship